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Enhancing Concrete Performance: Evaluation of Titanium Dioxide Nanomaterial Incorporation

Raghavendra Prasad Havanje Dinakar, Padma Shashikiran Pavan, Dushyanth Veerendra Babu Rama Krishna, Sushant Mandal and Bichitra Bibek Shrestha

Abstract

In this study, a series of concrete cubes was produced by incorporating varying percentages of nanomaterials titanium dioxide (TiO2) as a partial substitute for ordinary Portland cement (OPC). The replacement levels chosen for TiO2 were 5%, 10%, 15%, and 20% of the OPC content. Initial assessments encompassed fundamental material examinations and evaluations of the freshly mixed concrete. Subsequently, the focus shifted to conducting compressive strength tests on the manufactured concrete cubes. Using nanomaterials cube gives more compressive strength compared to normal concrete cube. Compressive strength increases as TiO2 content increases. But, after 15% TiO2 content we increased it to 20% TiO2 content then we saw that strength starts decreasing. As compared to conventional concrete there is an increase in compressive strength by 10% in TiO2 concrete cube. To check the durability water absorption test was done which shows TiO2 concrete cube absorbs 28.4% less water as compared to the conventional concrete.

Published on: October 13, 2023
doi: 10.17756/nwj.2023-s3-071
Citation: Dinakar RPH, Pavan PS, Rama Krishna DVB, Mandal S and Shrestha BB. 2023. Enhancing Concrete Performance: Evaluation of Titanium Dioxide Nanomaterial Incorporation. NanoWorld J 9(S3): S395-S399.

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